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Congratulations to TCM on its second Peabody Award!


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If you hadn't heard during the period the message boards were being revitalized, Turner Classic Movies became the recipient of another George Foster Peabody Award for broadcasting excellence. The awards list was announced on Wednesday, April 2nd. 

 

TCM was honored for its ambitious 15-part presentation of Mark Cousins' 2011 documentary "The Story of Film: An Odyssey," which aired in 2013 from September through early December. In conjunction with the installments of the documentary, TCM presented 119 movies from 29 countries. Many of the films were aired on TCM for the first time.

 

The classic film network's first Peabody Award was presented in 2009 for its commitment to "the place of film in social and cultural experience."

 

The Peabody Awards have been presented since the 1940s for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. Also recognized are internet broadcasting, producing organizations and individuals. The awards, named for the Georgia-born banker and philanthropist (1852-1938), are administered by the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens. 

 

This year's Peabody medallions will be presented on May 19th at a luncheon ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. It will be telecast at a later date by Pivot, the cable channel for "Millennials" that began operating last August.

 

A record 46 awards were issued this year. Among the other recipients were AMC's drama series "Breaking Bad," ABC's political drama "Scandal," Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" sketch series and two programs streamed online by Netflix -- "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black." Awards also went to longtime NBC anchor and reporter Tom Brokaw (for career achievement) and HBO for Alex Gibney's documentary, "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God," about a Catholic priest who sexually abused hundreds of deaf children.

 

PBS earned the most awards with 12, including one for "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis," which focused on health issues in America's favorite sport. 


 

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I feel this is wonderful!

 

TCM deserves great recognition for their excellent programming and adherence to high standards!

 

It is sad to say that many on this forum were antagonistic towards the series because it included a great number of foreign films and a disproportionately-high-for-TCM ratio of post-1960 movies.

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I feel this is wonderful!

 

TCM deserves great recognition for their excellent programming and adherence to high standards!

 

It is sad to say that many on this forum were antagonistic towards the series because it included a great number of foreign films and a disproportionately-high-for-TCM ratio of post-1960 movies.

 

This is TCM's second Peabody!

 

They won their first a few years ago for being the cable network that has most stayed true to their original mission.

 

Congrats again to TCM!

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